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February 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Human Rights Watch criticized Egypt for eight arrests prompted by a man's statement that he was HIV-positive, and said the detentions embodied "ignorance and injustice." The U.S.-based rights group said the men, all arrested since October, were given HIV tests without consent. Two were subjected to forensic tests to look for evidence of homosexual conduct, the group said. Three men, who Human Rights Watch said had reportedly tested HIV-positive, were handcuffed to hospital beds and "only unchained for an hour each day."
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April 27, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's new champion of the 4th Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year's most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital contents of a cellphone confiscated during an arrest. Civil libertarians say the stakes are high because arrests are so common - 13.1 million were made in 2010, according to the FBI - and smartphones hold so much private information. Under current law, officers may search a person under arrest, checking pockets and looking through a wallet or purse.
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January 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Dutch police arrested three men suspected of planning an attack. Prosecutors said police made the arrests in Rotterdam after the Dutch intelligence service said it was possible the suspects were about to carry out an unspecified act of violence. The news agency ANP said two of the men were Dutch Moroccans and the third was from Sudan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A 14-year-old boy wanted on suspicion of torturing and attempting to kill an 87-year-old woman as she slept in a retirement home in Hemet has been arrested, police said. Raymond Michael Miranda was tracked to Temecula on Thursday evening and brought back to Hemet, where he was booked into the city jail, Hemet police said in a statement. Officials said took the unusual step of releasing the boy's photo and identity Thursday "due to the serious nature of the case" and the need for the public's help in tracking the homeless teen down.
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November 28, 1996 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men allegedly caught with almost $8 million in counterfeit traveler's checks were arrested Wednesday by Brea police, hours before they were scheduled to board a flight to Vietnam. Robert Michael Wann, 39, of Corona and Arde George Damos, 40, of Placentia, were arrested at their homes without incident at 7 a.m. by officers who had executed search warrants at the residences. Investigators recovered $7.
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June 9, 2006 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Schwartz was censured Thursday by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for statements he made to police during his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol last year in Pismo Beach. The director of the commission said censure was the panel's most serious punishment short of being removed from the bench. Schwartz, 45, can continue to preside over criminal hearings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vallejo man who allegedly threatened to harm his girlfriend was arrested after police spotted him driving her car and found her body in it, authorities said. On Wednesday the Contra Costa County coroner's office confirmed the body was that of Alicia Loza, 27. The cause of death had not been determined. On Tuesday, one of Loza's relatives saw Aukusitino Afamasaga in her car and confronted him because Loza had not been seen since Friday and had not shown up for work, authorities said.
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February 24, 1989 | GEORGE BUNDY SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Florida police have captured a man who allegedly robbed a Chicago jewelry store earlier this month with Michael Douglas Taylor, the mastermind of one of Orange County's largest jailbreaks. Taylor, 35, led five Orange County Jail inmates on an escape Nov. 20 by rappelling from the top of the four-story building in downtown Santa Ana. Four of the inmates were captured or turned themselves in; Taylor is still a fugitive.
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March 8, 1997
An ex-boyfriend of Tito Jackson's former wife was arrested Friday and charged with her slaying. Donald J. Bohana, 60, was held without bail and scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of killing Delores Jackson, 39, the former wife of Michael Jackson's older brother Tito. Delores Jackson died Aug. 27, 1994, of "asphyxia due to drowning, alcohol intake and blunt force traumatic injuries," according to the county coroner's office, which listed the death as suspicious.
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September 17, 2010 | From Reuters
Pope Benedict's security was in the spotlight on Friday after London police arrested five men on suspicion of preparing an attack in Britain. It was not clear if the planned attack was related to the pope's visit or when it was to have taken place, but it prompted police to take another look at security for the pontiff, who was on the second day of his visit to Britain. The Vatican said the trip would go on unchanged. Police said they had reviewed their arrangements for the visit and concluded that their plan "remains appropriate".
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April 23, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A former San Diego police officer was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on five counts of mistreating women while on duty. Christopher Hays, an officer for four years before resigning after his arrest in February, was ordered by Superior Court Judge Charles Rogers to stand trial on two counts of felony false imprisonment and three counts of misdemeanor battery. Rogers' decision came after a preliminary hearing in which three women testified that Hays touched them inappropriately.
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April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather
One of two men arrested in 2011 by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies now accused of planting guns as evidence pleaded no contest to a charge stemming from the false arrest and was sentenced to time in jail, officials said Wednesday. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, said Johnny Yang had already pleaded no contest to possessing ecstasy in the presence of a firearm before investigators determined the evidence was planted. Yang was sentenced to a year in jail as a result, Robison said, but it was unclear how much time he served.
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April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather
Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary to arrest two men, one of whom prosecutors said was sentenced to a year in jail before the bad evidence was discovered. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, face two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and altering evidence, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Martinez was charged with two additional felony counts of perjury and one count of filing a false report.
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April 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message. In the Lawrence case, the court declared that state laws banning consensual same-sex relations were unconstitutional. Yet somehow, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana under the state's remaining anti-sodomy laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Former USC and NFL football player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday at his Calabasas home on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery after reports of an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Johnson, 40, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a possible spousal assault call. Deputies "determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute," sheriff's officials said in a statement.
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April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
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December 3, 2013 | By Laura King, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
CAIRO - A prominent Egyptian political activist reported Tuesday he had been picked up by police, the latest in a string of arrests of secular Egyptians who helped spearhead the country's 2011 uprising against ousted former President Hosni Mubarak. Ahmed Douma sent a tweet alerting followers of his arrest, saying he was not aware of the accusation against him. In the five months that the military-backed government has been in power, most of the authorities' wrath has been aimed at the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement that propelled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to power.
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August 23, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
A rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena resulted in 80 arrests and 16 medical calls, according to city police and fire officials. The Love Festival, organized by West Hills-based Go Ventures, featured DJs on two stages from 4 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials said three people were taken to area hospitals by private ambulance. Police said most of the arrests involved drugs and the use of fake IDs. In July, after a 15-year-old girl died from an apparent drug overdose at the Electric Daisy Carnival, the panel overseeing the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena decided to allow Saturday's scheduled rave, but with additional restrictions including banning minors.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
ANSAN, South Korea - The captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea were detained Saturday on suspicion of negligence in the accident that left at least 28 people confirmed dead and 274 missing, officials said. Investigators are looking into whether Capt. Lee Joon-seok, 69, and other personnel issued improper orders and abandoned passengers as the ship rolled. They also are trying to determine whether a quicker evacuation might have saved lives.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
ANSAN, South Korea - Prosecutors asked a court Friday to issue arrest warrants for the captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, most of them schoolchildren. Investigators are looking into charges that Capt. Lee Joon-seok, 69, and other personnel abandoned ship Wednesday before the passengers had been safely evacuated. They are also trying to determine whether a quicker evacuation might have saved lives.  Survivors have said that they were told not to move when the ferry started listing.
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